why do we puke when we’re sick?

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Why does your body want to empty your stomach? And how does it for you to vomit?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

There’s something harmful in the stomach that needs to be expelled RIGHT NOW. If it goes through the digestive tract, it could cause even more problems. So the quickest way to do it is to expel it out the mouth.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s an automatic reaction to something that shouldn’t be in your body, if your body rejects it then the fastest way to get rid of it is back out of the mouth, hence we throw up

Anonymous 0 Comments

Your body is telling you are broke and that you need to generate new income. What it doesn’t tell you is that you need to get a camera and upload the video to illicit websites

Anonymous 0 Comments

There’s lots of reasons. It’s one of the ways our body tells us something is wrong. Your body could be trying to rid your system of any bugs/poison. I was told by an ER nurse during a migraine vomit spells from pain that it’s one way our system tries to reset itself too…🤷‍♀️

Anonymous 0 Comments

What about hangovers? Surely the alcohol is absorbed already

Anonymous 0 Comments

Also, read somewhere that the reason some people feel like puking after hearing/seeing others puke dates back to when we were in tribes.. all eating together and so your body ‘thinks’ “well shit if this person’s poisoned, then so am I ABORT”

can’t speak on the credibility of the above, but fun to think about

Anonymous 0 Comments

Additional question: why does pregnancy and motion sickness cause vomiting if nothing is invading the body?

Anonymous 0 Comments

The body uses nutrients and energy when digesting food.

In humans and a lot of animals sickness will decrease the feeling of hunger so that the body will have more tools to deal with the sickness.

It’s perfectly acceptable to eat less or not eat at all during sickness. In fact, fasting (going for 18+ hours without food) is known to strengthen the immune system.